Two of Each and a Letter from a Doctor

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Two of each and a very important letter from a doctor

It’s funny –  not haha funny – but funny that in these trying {COVID19} times, we seem to want to connect with each other more than ever.

“Social distancing” is encouraging us to create more connections. A friend prefers to call it “physical distancing” instead, which I wholeheartedly agree.

I recently started including a new section in my emails to my community. I call it the TWO OF EACH! section where I share two of my favourite things right now.

It’s a small way to connect, between me and them, between them and those I think highly of (people, places), or with things I enjoy (videos, recipes, articles, etc).

So I thought why not share a list of TWO OF EACH! here. These lists are always different, and there’s no hierarchy. They are all equally interesting and hopefully beneficial to you somehow. Please pass it along if you are so inclined!

TWO OF EACH!

What I find helpful right now:

What I’m listening to:

What I’m making in the kitchen:

Who I trust to help you heal virtually:

Who I appreciate at the moment:

What I find funny:

Organizations I’m inspired by:

What I can’t live without:

Local businesses here in Bexley and Columbus that need your support now (and I’m going beyond TWO OF EACH! And this list is NOT comprehensive!):

Alchemy

  • order their prepared meals!

Art with Anna

  • Get take way art projects for your kids!

Bexley Coffee Shop

  • Take away coffee and pastries!

Bexley Yoga

  • Yoga for all!

Blue Spot Yoga

  • Online yoga classes!

Bexley Natural Market

  • Organic produce and locally made products and all the groceries you need!

Native Cold Pressed

  • Organic cold-pressed juices, salads and more

Knead Deep Massage Therapy

  • Juli is the best massage therapist out there!

Peking Dynasty

  • Chinese take out!

Pita House

  • Best hummus on the planet!

Portia’s Cafe

  • Our fav vegan spot!

Dan the Baker

  • Best Bread by far!

Swainway Farms

  • Mushrooms and more!

Sunny Meadows Flower Farms

  • They grow sunshine we can bring into our houses!

Rowe Boutique

  • Fashion you can wear!

Lastly, and perhaps more importantly, please read this message from our friend Randy, a family physician in Vermont. I agree with everything he says here. Be smart. Be well. Be safe.

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Dear Friends and family,

Please don’t get sick right now. I’m not talking about COVID-19 (even though I don’t want you to get that either).

As most of you know, there is a COVID-19 tsunami on the horizon, and our health care systems are already starting to get slammed…and may quite possibly become overwhelmed in the next few weeks. Any and all non-COVID-19 illnesses will draw resources away from where they’re needed most.

Many illnesses are unavoidable, but so many are preventable.

If there was ever a time for preventative health measures, it’s now. If you smoke or vape, quit. If you have an unhealthy diet, improve it. If you drink, keep it to a minimum and don’t drive. If you drive, wear a seatbelt.

If you participate in dangerous activities, put them on hold. If you are due for an immunization (particularly flu & pneumonia), get them at a pharmacy.

If you are prescribed a preventative medicine, take it. If you are sexually active, practise safer sex and use contraception. If you’re sedentary, take a walk. If you’re stressed, learn to meditate. Strictly practice the hygiene techniques that are being promoted everywhere right now.

I want each of you to be healthy all the time, but anything you can do to keep yourself out of the health care system for the next several months will save lives.

If you get sick, by all means, talk to your doctor and get the care you need. But if there are any areas for improvement in your health that you have control over, please get right on them.

I am concerned that I haven’t seen a lot of attention paid to this important message, so please help spread it as much as possible.

Be well,

Randy

 


 

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